South African Hotels
Portswood Ridge
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Cape Town
South Africa
Hotel Type
Spa, Leisure

The Dock House Hotel is one of Cape Town's most luxurious accommodation options. This stunning hotel is set at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and is a favorite with discerning guests such as dignitaries, businesspeople, and celebrities.In the 1800s, the hotel building served as the private home of Cape Town's harbor master. This historical monument is now home to this exclusive and sophisticated boutique hotel. The Hotel offers guests a bar, library and a lovely outdoor pool which is surrounded by stunning, manicured gardens.


This charming Hotel offers five chic rooms, a suite and a luxurious villa. Each gorgeous room is uniquely decorated with a Victorian style atmosphere.

All rooms feature:

  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Mini bars
  • Televisions with satellite channels
  • Free WiFi
  • Balconies or patios

Health & Beauty Spa

The spa and gym overlook the harbor with the mountain standing to attention in the background. This exclusive Wellness Center also offers a variety of fusion teas and healthy meals for guests to enjoy. Three treatment rooms, including a couples room, are on offer at the spa while the adjoining gym offers state-of-the-art equipment including a Kinesis training system. A trained fitness instructor is on hand to assist guests with their workout and to provide wellness assessments.

Wining and Dining

The Hotel features a quaint dining venue which can also be booked exclusively for intimate meetings and functions. Room service is also on offer for dinner and offers a sophisticated menu that caters to even the most discerning of palates. Al fresco dining is offered here, which features its bar. The well-known gourmet restaurants Salt Restaurant at the Ambassador Hotel in Bantry Bay and the OYO Restaurant, which is situated at the Victoria & Alfred Hotel are affiliated to this Hotel, being part of Newmark Hotel's boutique collection.


It is situated in a historic location in Cape Town's Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. The hotel offers not only a safe place but also convenient access to the harbor, a variety of shops, restaurants, entertainment areas and ocean cruise facilities.

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Bathrobe
  • Butler service
  • En-suite / private bathroom
  • Housekeeping
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • TV
  • Underfloor Heating


Dining at the Dock House

The hotel has its kitchen that offers guests a great selection dishes. The breakfasts are served daily in the warm and bright breakfast room. This room also serves as an excellent venue for hosting a private function. 

Guests can make use of the room service which is available every evening. The in-room dining menu offers food that is fit for an intimate dinner.

The Spa

The Health & Beauty Spa is located in the Dock House annex adjacent to the actual Hotel and is a exclusive wellness facility which offers guests cutting-edge gym facilities with panoramic harbor and mountain vistas, as well as secluded spa treatment rooms for personalized pampering. Here, they also offer health conscious guests a variety of delicious fusion teas and choice of various wellness meals.

Facilities & Treatments:

  • Three treatment rooms
  • Duo-treatment room
  • Changing rooms with showers and lockers
  • Massages
  • Facials
  • Technogym equipment
  • Kinesis training system
  • Fitness Instructor on duty

The Spa is open daily between 06:00 and 22:00, which is subject to change. Resident guests as well as those of the V&A Hotel may use their room key cards to access the facility 24 hours.


The outdoor swimming pool nestles in the beautiful garden of the Hotel.


Guests have access to the gym facilities.

Spa treatments

The luxurious spa offers guests a wide variety of health and beauty spa treatments.

  • Bar
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Nearby Casino
  • Parking
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Travel desk

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
Business Services
  • WIFI
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Butler service
  • Concierge services
  • Health & Fitness Centre
  • Housekeeping service
  • Massage treatments
  • Porters
  • Room service
  • Wake-up call
  • Wellness & Beauty treatments

Available Rooms

Room 2-6

# Rooms:

The glamorous suite and each of the five chic rooms have been individually decorated and imbued with a unique and understated Victorian elegance, filled with lush modern style and comfort.

Room features:

  • En-suite designer bathroom
  • Stylish open bar
  • Plasma-screen television
  • Satellite decoder 
  • Free high-speed wireless internet connection
  • Private garden
  • veranda overlooking the garden & swimming pool area or a balcony overlooking the Waterfront
Single Room R5940
Double Room R5940


# Rooms:

Room features:

  • En-suite designer bathroom
  • Stylish open bar
  • Plasma-screen television
  • Satellite decoder 
  • Free high-speed wireless internet connection
  • Private garden.
Single Room R7180
Double Room R7180


# Rooms:

Room features:

  • En-suite designer bathroom
  • Stylish open bar
  • Plasma-screen television
  • Satellite decoder 
  • Free high-speed wireless internet connection
  • Private garden
  • Veranda overlooking the garden & swimming pool area or the Waterfront’s scenic harbor
Single Room R35900
Double Room R35900

Dock House Specials

The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.

Stay for 4 nights at the Dock House Boutique Hotel between 1 April - 30 September 2016 and 1 April - 30 September 2017 and you receive a free night - only pay for three nights!

Included in the rate:

  • Breakfast

Excluded from the rate:

  • Items of a personal nature

Terms and Conditions:

  • Valid 1 April - 30 September 2016 & 1 April - 30 September 2017
  • Subject to availability
  • Not valid for groups

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I loved the personalized service of this magnificent hotel, close the the V&A waterfront with great restaurants.

The hotels lovely gardens which surround the outdoor swimming pool and bar area was great for relaxation which we really needed after our safari days in the bush.

Duncan Olivier



The best boutique hotel I have been to. The best service was available, we will definatelly be back!

Situated in the V&A area, the garden of the hotel was a little noisy, but the staff were very attentive and we enjoyed the best cocktails!

Our room was spacious and well decorated and had a good view of the V&A Waterfront.

Kerry-Lee Cardoso (Australia)


What an amazing hotel. Best location at the Waterfront. The staff were fantastic and extremely helpful. We really felt well looked after there, very personal - only has a very few rooms.

The beautiful garden and pool area were nice for us to relax after sightseeing. Our room was upstairs and had a huge balcony overlooking the waterfront.

Best choice at the Waterfront - stunning little hotel.

Khethiwe Ngwenya (Durban, South Africa)

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -33.905433

Longitude: 18.418672


Directions from the Cape Town International Airport to the Dock House Boutique Hotel & Spa:

1. Head north on New Eisleben Rd toward Miller St 1.1 km
2. Turn right at Borcherds Quarry Rd 33 m
3. Take the ramp onto Settlers Way 12.8 km
4. Take the exit onto De Waal Dr 1.1 km
5. Continue onto Eastern Blvd 3.9 km
6. Take the exit onto Eastern Blvd 1.2 km
7. Turn right at Coen Steytler (Walter Sisulu Blvd) Ave 77 m
8. Continue onto Dock Rd 0.3 km
9. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Port Rd; Go through 1 roundabout
Destination will be on the left

Dock House Boutique Hotel & Spa
Portswood Ridge, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, Western Province, South Africa

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On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

5 Star

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